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  • Illinois is a key transportation hub for crude oil and natural gas moving throughout North America, with eight crude oil pipelines, nine petroleum product pipelines, more than a dozen interstate natural gas pipelines, two natural gas market centers, and two oil ports. 
  • Illinois leads the Midwest in crude oil refining capacity and ranked fourth in the nation as of January 2015.
  • In 2013, Illinois ranked second in the nation in recoverable coal reserves at producing mines.
  • With a production capacity of 1.5 billion gallons per year, Illinois is the third largest producer of ethanol.
  • Illinois ranked first in the nation in 2015 in both generating capacity and net electricity generation from nuclear power. Generation from nuclear power plants in Illinois accounted for more than 12% of the nation’s nuclear power.

Last Updated: March 17, 2016

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Illinois, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 25
Total Energy per Capita 37
Total Energy 9
Crude Oil 15
Natural Gas 26
Coal 4
Electricity 4
Natural Gas 42
Electricity 25
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 4

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Today In Energy

In 2015, U.S. coal production, consumption, and employment fell by more than 10%
Nov 10, 2016

Many industrial electricity customers are farmers
May 12, 2014

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Illinois Energy Office

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Office of Energy Assistance

Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Mines and Minerals, Division of Oil and Gas

Illinois Commerce Commission

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Coal


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